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SHINEDOWN, DISTURBED And EVANESCENCE To Headline 2022 ROCK FEST

The largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer's lineup. Rock Fest 2022 will feature headliners SHINEDOWN, DISTURBED and EVANESCENCE and will take place on July 14, July 15 and July 16 in Cadott, Wisconsin. MUDVAYNE, HALESTORM and LAMB OF GOD will also perform alongside more than 70 bands ...

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GEOFF TATE Says QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Lineup Has Been Offered 'Obscene' Amount Of Money To Reunite For Tour

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't expect a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup to ever materialize. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Fellow original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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COREY TAYLOR: SLIPKNOT's New Album To Arrive This Year

Corey Taylor says that SLIPKNOT's new studio album will arrive this year. The follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" was recorded in 2021 with producer Joe Barresi, who has previously worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and CHEVELLE, among many others. Over the weekend, the singer, who has kept busy ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN: 'Jews Are Being Attacked On Streets Of Major U.S. Cities On A Regular Basis Right Now'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman has taken up a social media challenge dubbed the IDF Shirt Challenge which encourages people to post photos of themselves wearing Israel Defense Forces shirts in solidarity with two men who were allegedly victims of an antisemitic attack in Brooklyn, New York. Blake Zavadsky and Ilan Kaganovich were allegedly called "dirty ...

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AVATAR Releases New Song 'Cruel And Unusual'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new song, "Cruel And Unusual". Check it out below. "It feels self-evident," the band states about the track. "Violent thoughts channeled through violent riffs, demented thoughts driven by a sick groove. It's simply a very sexy song." Earlier this fall, AVATAR, who are known to smash the boundaries between ...

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GENE SIMMONS Shares Video Of Tree Planting On His Las Vegas Estate

After KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons bought a nearly 11,000-square-foot estate in Henderson, Nevada's Ascaya luxury community and an adjacent half-acre lot for $10.8 million in May, he planted 137 trees on the parcel. Earlier today, the 72-year-old rocker shared video of the process to cover the adjacent vacant land with trees, saying "it was all ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Announces First NFT Collection, 'Cryptobatz'

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his first foray into the crypto industry with the launch of Cryptobatz, a collection of 9,666 non-fungible tokens. The collection is a nod to his infamous bat-biting incident. On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the head off a live bat during a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. ...

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TERRY ILOUS: GREAT WHITE 'Did Me A Huge Favor' By Firing Me

Terry Ilous says that GREAT WHITE did him a favor by firing him from the band. Ilous, who previously played with '80s L.A. hard rockers XYZ, joined GREAT WHITE in 2010 after replacing touring vocalist Jani Lane (WARRANT). The Ilous-led GREAT WHITE released two albums, 2012's "Elation" and 2017's "Full Circle", before Terry was shown ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

KISS frontman Paul Stanley underwent a shoulder surgery this past Tuesday (December 14). Several hours after the procedure, the vocalist/guitarist, who will turn 70 next month, took to his Twitter to share a post-op photo of himself resting at home, and he included the following message: "SHOULDER SURGERY TODAY! How many show related surgeries have ...

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COREY TAYLOR Says 'The Greatest Misconception' Is That JOEY JORDISON And PAUL GRAY Wrote All The Music For SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we started first putting the new music together, it was a lot of flying around, people doing it ...

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TED NUGENT: Vegans Are 'Responsible' For The Most Animal Deaths

Ted Nugent says that vegans are "responsible" for "the most death possible" because millions of animals are killed every year to prepare land for growing crops, like corn, soybean, wheat and barley, the staples of a vegan diet. The outpoken conservative rocker and avid hunter, who is the national spokesman for pro-hunting lobbying group Hunter ...

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AMORPHIS Releases Music Video For New Song 'The Moon'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "The Moon", created by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film), can be seen below. Comments lyricist Pekka Kainulainen: "I have done several drawings and paintings on ...

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AVATAR Shares Another New Song, 'Construction Of Souls'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new track, "Construction Of Souls". It is described in a press release as "AVATAR's version of a holiday song." "This song will be to Christmas songs what 'Die Hard' is to Christmas movies," the band says. "It wasn't intended to be that, but ultimately, it makes a lot of ...

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CRASHDÏET Returns With New Single 'No Man's Land'

Swedish glam metal/sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET recently signed to Golden Robot Records and are currently in the studio working on their sixth album, due out early 2022. The band has just released the first taste of what is to come in the form of a new single, "No Man's Land", which is out now on all ...

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